Inspiration can come in many forms, hearing a catchy song, seeing an impressive photo, or visiting a special place. In this edition we have taken our inspiration from the Mediterranean style we see all around us. The fuchsia bougainvillea that graces many walls, the stone houses with colourful wooden shutters, and the sea-washed furniture you’ll find in many of the beautiful décor stores, which is now so in trend.
Capturing this authentic island style, to present you with the abundance of creativity and wonderful heritage that exists on Mallorca and our neighbouring islands, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera, was our main goal when creating the ‘Made in the Med’ theme.
The Menorca-based third generation shoemaker, Úrsula Mascaró, who has over 500 employees on the small island, as well as more than 90 stores worldwide, is the subject of a fascinating feature on page 58. You may be intrigued to know the incredible story behind the worldwide success of Mascaró’s Pretty Ballerinas brand.
Another favourite of ours is the story of a family run artisan textile company established in 1854, in the northern town of Pollensa. It is reinventing itself as not only a sought after manufacturer of textiles for home furnishings, but also as an exciting new fashion brand.
Urban Cool is the theme used in our fashion feature. We teamed up with the international model Nora Matisz, and the talented photographer Javi Saguillo, and took the shoot to the streets of Palma.
Make sure you check out how to make your living space ‘barefoot ready’ on page 88, with our interior tips on creating a beach-style look for your home.
Helen & the abcMallorca team.